MILDA represents a platform for a vocal regional defence of customary land, and an opposition to the corporate land grab agenda.
24 Sep 2012
A total of 11 senior representatives of the people of Lelema (Lelepa and Mangaliliu) led by Chief Kalkot Mormor of Mangaliliu have all appealed to the Minister of Lands, Steven Kalsakau to “please revoke the Rural Agriculture Lease” that he signed for Leasee Kalorib Poilapa of Mele Village on August 17, 2012.
11 Sep 2012
Surveys and reports are not generally riveting reading. Here is an exception. “Alternative Indicators for Well-being for Melanesia” - a Vanuatu Pilot Study - is compulsive reading. It proves a lot of things we have suspected all along.
30 Aug 2012
A petition bearing more than 8000 signatures is being circulated among Forum participants this week as part of a regional effort to arrest seabed mining projects in the Pacific
19 Jun 2010
The declaration of the second annual meeting of the Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance, held at Mele village in Port Vila, Vanuatu, 14-19 June 2010
1 Apr 2010
In April 2010 AID/WATCH published In Defence of Melanesian Customary Land, a collection of papers from Melanesian groups and academics on customary land and the affects of land reform.
16 Dec 2013
Papua New Guinea is among the most culturally and biologically diverse nations on earth, and its laws enshrine the customary land ownership of indigenous tribes. Yet a massive land grab is under way with 12% of the country's land leased out to foreign corporations ...